Skoda Fabia - 1

After teasing us many, many, many times, Czech Republic carmaker Skoda has released two more photos of its upcoming 3rd generation Skoda Fabia. This time the photos shows the entire car, completing its reveal ahead of its premier at the Paris Motor Show in October.

Built on Volkswagen’s PQ26 platform which underpins the current VW Polo, this all-new Skoda Fabia is 65 kg lighter, despite being 9 cm wider and 3 cm lower than its predecessor. It now weighs just 980 kg.

The exterior design of the new Fabia is said to be Skoda’s first production model to incorporate elements from its VisionC show car which was revealed at the Geneva Motorshow earlier this year.

Skoda Fabia - 2

Two petrol and two diesel powerplants will be equipped. The petrol engines include a 3-cylinder 1.0 litre MPI rated at 59 hp and a 4-cylinder 1.2 litre TSI delivering 108 hp. For diesel, two variants of its 3-cylinder 1.4 litre TDI direct-injection common-rail engines will be offered, one pushing 74 hp while the other, 104 hp.

Another 1.4 litre TDI, equipped with kinetic energy recuperation and start/stop technology, is also said to join the new Fabia’s powerplant offering in 2015.



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